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with lunar new year celebrations here and around the world. >> new concerns about coronavirus. newsom 49ers dine like kings before
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a united front. bay area health care workers in full preparation mode for the coronavirus. weekend storm is coming our way. i'll show you how wet it's going to be in my forecast. why the city of san rafael is saying not to give your loose change to the homeless. abc7 news starts right now. now, news to build a better bay area, from abc7. >> the deadly coronavirus outbreak is growing tonight. 41 people have died in china and more than 1,200 others have been infected. 35 million people are on lockdown in more than a dozen cities across china. the world health organization says they are preparing for an outbreak that could last months. officials in australia announced the first case on that
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continent. cases have also been identified in other asian countries and in france and the united states. >> it is spreading. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. new developments in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus as bay area health workers are preparing in unison. >> abc7 news reporter chris reyes has started in santa clara county where they believe they are doing the very best they can. >> reporter: absolutely. good evening, dan. good evening, ama. santa clara county has dealt about h1n1 and sars so they feel confident they can handle this. >> some of the things that we do are identify cases early and get ourselves prepared to identify cases early. >> reporter: santa clara county is working with health departments all over the bay area and california and with the cdc to learn everything they can about the virus, then passing that information quickly to
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local healthcare providers. san francisco's department of health holding their own press conference to send a message of vigilance to the public. >> if they have traveled in the past 14 days and develop fever or respiratory symptoms including cough or shortness of breath, what we are advising they do is call their provider ahead of time. >> reporter: fairgrounds preparations are still in full force for lunar new year celebrations. about 10,000 people are expected to attend at the tech festival. one vendor has canceled because of concerns over the virus, and organizers say they are preparing their guests. >> if you come here, make sure you wash your hand every minute and cover your mouth when you cough. >> reporter: this doctor says there is no reason to cancel public gatherings because there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in california. the risk of infection in the bay area is low. still, this warning. >> anyone who is feeling ill or has any symptoms of illness, i
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would really discourage them from going to any public gatherings of any kind. >> reporter: so we've also been told that public health officials all over the bay area have agreed not to report on the number of patients that they're investigating for the coronavirus. they don't want to cause any unwarranted panic or confusion. but they don't plan to report anything until a confirmed case is in the bay area. >> we have a lot more information about coronavirus on our website including what it is, the symptoms, and how it spreads. just go to abc7news.com. new at 11:00, peach stark who represented several east bay districts for four decades in congress has died. house speaker nancy pelosi issued a statement tonight saying, in part, today america has lost a champion of the people and a leader of great integrity, moral courage, and compassion. congressman pete stark was a master legislator who used his gavel to give a voice to the voiceless, and he will be deeply
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missed, end of nancy pelosi's statement. stark spent much of his time in congress focused on health care. he was a key architect of the affordable care act. he was 88 years of age. he is survived by his wife, seven children, and several grandchildren. we're on storm watch tonight with rain on the way for this weekend. people living in the north bay across the golden gate bridge that you're seeing there are already seeing scattered showers. spencer christian is tracking the storm. >> those light sprinkles in the north bay earlier are winding down now. but there is more on the way. the approaching storm ranks one, a storm of light intensity. it will start tomorrow afternoon, continue overnight into sunday morning producing a light rain and showers. notice it'll be mainly dry at that time but quite cloudy and then later in the day we will see some light rain push into the north bay and sweep on through.
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but then later on tomorrow night, heavier, steadier rain moves into the north bay and swoops southward to eastward into all regions of the bay. i will show you what will follow that storm in a few minutes. >> you can track this weekend's rain on the go with your phone. just download our free abc7 news app. helping those in need is a key part of building a better bay area. that's why new signs going up in san rafael have raised eyebrows. they appear to discourage panhandling. city officials say there is a better way to help those living out on the street. >> reporter: dan, you know the city feels that getting involved or donating to a local charity is more productive. so they posted these signs up for drivers to see. >> so the sign itself is just explicitly saying please give inside, don't give money to
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pele on the street. and there is a hotline number we have created so if they are looking for help, they can get help. but also for the public they can find out how to get involved. >> reporter: the city installed purple meters downtown where change from there goes to an organization that gives noncash stipends to those that are homeless. these signs are another way to direct money towards charity. some think it goes too far. >> it's a constitutional right to travel. >> reporter: mike and his two dogs travel around marin county. they say these signs are just trying to push people that need help the most out. >> people got to stop judging on people. people go through hard times. >> reporter: drivers will mainly see these signs off second and third streets off the intersections of irwin and grant. one woman says the number that directs you to charities and nonprofits is nice, but she will decide if she gives money or not. >> that's a good reminder, and i
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do give money to nonprofits, but other times i just feel like i'm going to make that decision for myself. >> reporter: now the city says over the last two years they have seen a 30% reduction in unsheltered homelessness. reporting live in san rafael, lauren martinez, abc7 news. part of building a better bay area includes finding solutions to the housing crisis. in berkeley, people got the first look at six new condos going on sale at affordable prices. a one-bedroom is priced at $162,000. applicants are eligible for that one bedroom if they have never owned a home and earn less than $79,000. applications are due by february 6th. we want to know what your thoughts are on these plans to build a better bay area. show them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. the san francisco skyline is lit up in red and gold before next weekend's big 49ers/chiefs
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super bowl matchup. and the niners are now just two days away from taking off for the game in miami. >> one player today made a special appearance. >> reporter: in daly city this afternoon, members of the 49ers faithful came from all over the bay to meet the hero of the nfc championship. some arriving to the ceremony center as early as 6:00 this morning. >> this is my new get-up. it's a little bit of captain jack sparrow and jim i hendrix. >> reporter: raheem mostert signed autographs for hundreds of fans. >> the fans are unbelievable and we are going to a special place. i know that the fan base is going to be crazy down there in miami. so i can't wait. >> reporter: dick's sporting goods held a pep rally complete with a live dj and multiple giveaways. >> the vibes have been incredible here. we have had super excited fans
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from the customers that are coming in to our teammates that are working here. everybody is a niners' fan it feels like now. >> reporter: but the obvious highlight of the day, meeting mostert ahead of his trip to miami. >> i'd meet him again over and over again, just the best athlete i've ever met. just a really nice guy. >> reporter: a chance to connect in more ways than one. >> if they win the super bowl i'm going to cherish these forever. even if they don't win, that's my team. >> reporter: and other players will be appearing at dick's tomorrow in sunnyvale and san jose. >> and abc7 news has a team of reporters headed to miami to bring you all the sights and sounds of super bowl week. they will keep you up to date on the players and fans. our digital team will cover the super week on our facebook page free app and our nom.
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keeping the tradition alive. the big score for the 49ers linemen at a local restaurant tonight. caught on tape. how a new recording of president trump could impact his impeachment trial. and beauty and poise. see the stunning dancers that took over greece cathedral tonight. >> jimmy? >> not watching this show tonight would be unamerican. guillermo, you stay out there because i'm a little bit upset with you, okay? he's going to dinner tonight without me. i wasn't even invited. >> he's out there with matt
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statements in the case against president trump. tomorrow the president's attorneys will begin their defense in the impeachment trial. it comes as a new abc news "washington post" poll finds two-thirds of americans say witnesses should be called. and the republicans remain divided. >> reporter: as house democrats wrap up their three-day opening remarks, the president's repeated denials that he doesn't know rudy giuliani's former associate lev parnas. receiving new scrutiny. abc news has reviewed a recording from april 2018 of what appears to be a conversation between parnas, the president, and others where he says they need to oust then u.s. ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch. he says she is basically walking around telling everybody, wait, he's going to get impeached. the president appears to say get rid of her, get her out tomorrow, i don't care, get her
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out tomorrow, take her out, okay? do it. a year later she was pushed out. testifying before lawmakers she was never told why. and when asked about the claims about parnas. >> such statements would be inconsistent with my training as a foreign service officer and my role as an ambassador. >> reporter: the administration not debbying the authenticity, simply saying removing yovanovitch was >> reporter: thon >> president trump tried to cheat. he got caught, and then he worked hard to cover it up. >> reporter: focusing instead on article ii, obstruction of justice and continuing their push for new witnesses like former national security adviser john bolton. these witnesses have important first-hand testimony to offer.
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>> reporter: president trump's team will begin their opening remarks tomorrow, but they're only going to be in session for about three hours. that shortened schedule comes after president trump tweeted out that saturdays are death valley in tv. that coming from the media-savvy president who wants as many eyes on his defense as possible. >> abc news will have special coverage of the impeachment trial tomorrow morning starting at 7:00 a.m. you can watch it right here on abc7. police raids on the peninsula have broken up a major stolen property fencing operation and landed eight people behind bars. yesterday police launched raids on five san mateo county locations and three in san francisco. police say the items recovered came from residential burglaries, retail theft, and smash-and-grab brechlrobberies. >> this case made it over 200 laptops, over $2.5 million of stolen property collectively. >> these are the eight suspects
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arrested. detectives say proceeds from the crimes had been used to buy luxury cars and even a $1.2 million home. greece cathedral was turned into a stage tonight for the sixth annual san francisco movement arts festival. dancers took over the main floor, chapels, hallways, and stairways with over a dozen simultaneous performances of ballet, ballroom, and modern dance. just beautiful. >> yeah, definitely. okay. so the weather. some people are getting a little rain right now. >> and it's going to continue into the weekend. spencer christian is tracking it here for us. >> we had a few sprinkles up in the north bay. here's a live doppler 7. we have mostly dry conditions at the moment, but another storm and more rain will be coming our way. it's 55 degrees. mid-50s in fact in oakland. redwood city, san jose and half moon bay.
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looking back at san francisco at the moment, it's 53 degrees in santa rosa and mid-50s also in petaluma. so we have pretty much a uniform temperature reading right now across the bay area. the fog is going to spread to other areas. overnigh these are our forecast features. late storm continues overnight into sunday morning. we'll have a mainly dry and mild week next week. we still have rough this beach hazard statement is in effect until 9:00 tomorrow morning. overnight lows will be on the mild side mileage upper 40s to low 50s. we'll see high temperatures there only in the low 60s and low to mid-60s just about everywhere else. now let's talk about the approaching storm. it's a storm of light intensity ranking only one on the abc7 storm impact scale. it'll start late tomorrow in the north bay sweeping southward and
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eastward. it'll produce less than 0.2 of an inch of rain. during the overnight hours we won't see much in the way of precipitation. but late tomorrow first wave of light rain moves into the north bay in the early afternoon hours. it quickly moves out. but then it'll be followed by another wave of heavier, steadier rain in the latenight hours. and continue into about midday sunday. we will start to get some partial clearing by mid-afternoon on sunday. we project the rainfall totals will mostly be under 0.10 of an inch. and here is the accuweather seven-day forecast after a bit of wet weather . slight possibility of some light sprinkles in the north bay monday night and early tuesday
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the pentagon's new space force is not star trek's starfleet command. president trump tweeted what appears to be the new logo tonight. it is the first new military service since the air force was created in 1947. it's meant to protection security of u.s. satellites. >> just for the record, i don't know if this will work. [ tweeting] >> that's my startrek ring toneo
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were they very similar? >> very similar actually. the klingons better look out. and the borg resistance is futil. 49ers hope to feast on the chiefs on super sunday. tonight prime rib was on the
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abc7 sports sponsored by riverrock casino. >> good evening. you know the warriors aren't winning much, but they are reportedly trading willie cauley-stein to dallas. they will get more minutes after that deal becomes official. warriors and pacers three-point
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shootout d'angelo russell three of his 37 points. dlo to dramon misses, successfully dunked it and took it out of bounds. no, that's a turnover. you don't hear a lot about indiana. but tj warren can play, slam 33 points. 20 turnovers, killed the warriors. mcdermott 6 of 7. he had 24. pacers win 129-118. warriors have dropped 13 of 14. womens hoops number six stanford a battle with colorado. what a pass to ashton, tied at 64 and on to overtime. two minutes left in the extra session. stanford down one. williams down for three. bounce, bounce, bounce and prektal fighting. they win it 76-68.
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the 49ers will fly to miami for super bowl sunday on sunday. kyle shanahan getting the team ready for the chiefs. jimmy garoppolo has two rings he won with the patriots, but this will be his first start in the super bowl. how much is experience really a factor in the super bowl? >> it's overrated. we didn't have the experience when we won the game. if you're going to play under different rules and 80-yard field, then, cool, it'd be something to have experience doing that. >> the nhl allstar game's tomorrow. tonight the skills competition. tomash in a justin bieber mask tried to score. i think the mask got in the way because he lost the puck. but look at the mask. that's crazy. good fun in st. louis.
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a san francisco tradition for 33 years. house of prime rib owner joe betz invites them. they always kind of prank a rookie and see if you can eat the double henry. he had no chance of that. the linemen invite two nonlinemen to take part. it was quarterback jimmy garoppolo and runningback raheem mostert. they may still be there feasting right now. abc7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. he said all of these cameras are here. i said wait till sunday. wait till next week. it's going to be
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that's our report. we appreciate your time. i'm dan >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight -- oscar nominee al pacino. from "little women," oscar nominee florence pugh. this week in unnecessary censorship. and music from nicky jam and daddy yankee. and now, brace yourselves -- jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, welcome. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming to see it. and thank you for joining us on what was -- it was -- i don't know if you're on vacation, if you're paying attention to the news or not.

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